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Zandberg conveys ‘message of peace’ to Abbas during Ramallah talks

Leader of the Meretz opposition party Tamar Zandberg conveyed a message of peace to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during talks in Ramallah earlier today.

“Our message is a message of peace, which seems to have disappeared from this current election campaign,” she reportedly tells Abbas during their meeting at the PA headquarters. “The parties that vying for power either talk about [peace] in vague terms or not at all.”

Meretz leader Tamar Zandberg shakes hands with PA President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting at his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on March 10, 2019. (Majdi Mohammed / POOL / AFP)

According to the Ynet news site, Zandberg says that Abbas underscored his commitment to security and to the Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation at the recent meeting of Arab League member states.

“He said this was in both sides’ mutual interest, and must be the top priority of the next government,” Zandberg says.

In response, Abbas welcomed the visiting Israeli delegation, saying his government would extend a hand to any Israeli government that would negotiate a peace agreement based on the 1967 lines.

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